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Friday, November 12, 2010

Shake what Your Moma Gave Ya!

Wow, it's already Friday where the heck did the week go?! It has been one busy week for me for some reason. Or I am just getting old and it just FEELS like it.

Tuesday Anna, Kathy and I took a Shake and Shimey class at Anytime. I don't know if I have mentioned it before (HA), but I love my gym. There is just ONE thing I wish they had, those kettle ball thingy's.

They may actually HAVE them, but I have yet to find them. I may have to just buy one and use it at home. Anyways back to the class thingy. I know I have mentioned the little kiosk that it outside the yoga room, that houses all sorts of work out videos, you just pick on and the screen drops down. We did kickboxing last week. This week we did a Shimey and Shake or something like that. It was an hour class, and it was supposed to be kinda like Zumba. It was fun AND funny. Funny because I am the whitest white girl alive! Seriously! I can barley tap my foot to a beat. Its horrible. Funny because the lady they had on the video looked like a yoga love child! It was fun because we were laughing and cutting up and making fun of the instructor and looking like FOOLS! The music SUCKED it didn't make me want to move. It kinda sounded like Indian belly dance music. I think if the music had been better, I would have tried a little harder to shimmy my hips.

All in all it wasn't too bad. 52 minutes. 946 calories burned. Plus, HUGE accomplishment for me, I made it all the way through the whole hour class! Next week we will try the Step and Stomp class. I hope the music is better.

Wednesday I took the night off front he gym instead of my normal Thursday, since Micheal had surgery Thursday. He had his tonsils and adnoids taken out. He is doing great. Sleeping it off, waking up long enough to slurp some yogurt tubes (those things are gross looking), and sip some of that Campbell's soup at hand. I told him I would make him mashed potatoes for dinner tonight. Kayla is at home today taking good care of him. (or at least that is the plan).

Maddie had spa day Wednesday too. Spa day-AKA going to the vet to get clipped and dipped. She is not a real big fan of spa day *gasp* I know right! So she was a little shaggy.

Here is her before photo.

And here is she afterwards. She doesn't look like the same dog. And she feels like velvet!

After we came home from the hospital yesterday I had a craving for roasted veggies, well actual I had a craving for anything I could eat in massive quantities. I was hungry as a hostage! I figured I could nibble on the veggies all day and that wouldn't be too bad.

I had tons of other veggies I wanted to add in here, but I ran outta room and these looked too pretty together. I have mushrooms, Brussel sprouts, garlic cloves and tiny read potatoes. These potatoes are so stinkin' cute. They are about the size of a pearl onion. They are so tiny and bite size, I couldn't help but to grab them up at the grocery store. I drizzled a little bit of olive oil over the mixture.

Then I sprinkled this alllll over. And tosses the veggies around. This is the first time I have used Mrs. Dash and let me tell you...DANG that stuff is yummy! And what I loved about it was NO salt!! I just added a sprinkle of sea salt when it was done and it was perfect!

I roasted them for about an hour and 45 minutes. I wanted to make sure those garlic cloves were done. Oh the aroma!!!! It was Divine! I can hardly wait till lunch to munch these babies again. I also bought fresh asparagus and snap beans, I plan on roasted those tonight! I bet they will be good too. I wish it didn't take so long to do them, but once you taste them it so so so so worth it.

After all that cooking I headed to the gym. I was a little BLAH last night. I couldn't find my groove, like I had. I think it's because at the time I go there is NOTHING on TV! LOL I managed 40 mines on the dreadmill, I don't know how far it was because like a dummy I pressed the clear button before I even checked! DUH! I worked the ab machine for a bit and then ended with 10 minutes on the elliptical. I would have went longer but I needed to get back to the drug store to pick up Micheal's meds.

58 minutes: 894 calories. And I had to work for those! UGGG. Hopefully tonight its not as bad.

Oh I almost forgot! Look how stinkin' freakin' cute this jacket it! I got it yesterday at Cato's! Normally I steer clear of Cato's there clothes are cute, but NEVER on me. I have always thought there shirts are made too short. They don't cover enough of my 'apron'. Well since I have less of an apron that I did before, I just ran in to look around for shits n giggles. Well to my surprise I tried on a few things and I didn't HATE the way they looked. I ended up with two new shirts and this super cute jacket! Saturday I am going shopping with my girls, I sure hope its cold so I can wear it! It makes me smile looking at it.
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Lisa said...

Ok, this is going to seem like a silly question so please forgive my cooking ignorance (I really am trying to improve). When you put all those veggies in -- looks like a roasting pan -- like you would put a turkey or something in??? Anyway -- they don't have to be in a flat layer or anything? They can just be piled on top of each other? Just checking. I rarely cook anything in the oven. I am a stove-top cooker and BBQ girl at this stage in life. I need to fix that. :-) Thanks.

Rachel said...

Hey Lisa, that is right, I used one of those big ole roasting pans. They don't have to be flat at all. about every 30 mins or so I would take the pan out and shake it back and forth to move everything around. Or you could flip it all around with a spatula. Not a silly question at all! Glad you asked. You CAN'T mess this dish up, I am telling you. Just cook it until you are happy with the way it taste. I like mine all brown and caramely.

Jess said...

Those veggies...mmm, they looked yummy! I'm curious about your calorie-countin' watch...tell me more, please? :)

Tamzin said...

OMG YOUR DOG IS SOOOOO CUTE! I love how the before is all "hey look at me, I'm fluffy and invincible" and the after is all "ahhh don't look at me, I'm all small and shaved!"


Kati said...

Come visit me...because tag, you're it!

Lisa said...

Thanks Rachel! I am going to try and give it a go this week and see what happens. :-)

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